Pinuccio Ardia was born Rodolfo Ardia on August 21, 1914. Ardia made his film debut quite late, receiving, however, an immediate success as a comic figure of the thief from overwork nicknamed The Baron in the film “Operazione San Gennaro” directed by Dino Risi in 1966. However, after this initial success, and although he participated in numerous subsequent films in the sixties and seventies, he was never able to replicate the initial popularity and continued with very marginal roles in most of his films. During his film career Pinuccio appeared in nine Euro-westerns from “El Cisco” in 1966 with William Berger to “The Drummer of Vengeance” (1971) with Ty Hardin. He may best remembered as Seven Dollars alongside Gianni Garko in the 1967 film “$10,000 Blood Money”.
He participated in several television dramas, among which are ‘Napoli 1860 - La fine dei Borboni’ (1970), directed by Alessandro Blasetti and ‘Storie della camorra’ by Paul Gazzara in 1978 and ‘Il furto della Gioconda’ directed by Renato Castellani.
Ardie died in Rome, Italy on February 15, 1994.
Today we remember Pinuccio Ardia on what would have been his 100th birthday.
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